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    Posted: 10 Jun 2019 at 9:00pm
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Hi Guys,
I'm new to this forum so I hope I'm posting in the right place.
Based in Sydney, I'm a bit of a rod collector. Just recently I have come across a few Mitchell Conolon Companion Spiraflex. Model numbers include 61:132. 11ft. 62:126. 10ft6 and a 41:108. 9ft.
I take it that the second number is length in inches, but what does the first number represent?
What era are they? Painted olive green /brown, the blank underneath is reddish. All wire guides.
I have been told they may have come out of the Kilwell factory.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
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Hi Ryder. Kilwell made their Conlon Spiralled Power Glass Custom Line series during the '70s, certainly between 1972 and 1976. The rods that I have are painted brown with yellow bindings. The 61 series were their Customline Surf Rods and the 62 series were their Customline Light Surf & Salmon Rods. I don't have the rod codes that you have identified in my old Kilwell catalogues. At this stage, I can't find a 41 series of rods. Hope this helps. Cheers from the other side of the ditch.
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That should read Spiraflex. Bloody spell check over ride. Cheers
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Thanks Mudfish, that's absolute gold. Confirms my ideas, I thought the 61 and 62 might be surf rods.
I have posted the same on a US forum.
http://www.mitchellreelmuseum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=6140&sid=b12c61000273ef9fd232f7df10cfea42
They love their Mitchell Conolon gear but didn't know rods were being produced in New Zealand.






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